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No doubt about it, life can be tough for our four-legged friends who depend on us for food, shelter, and love. Even with all the horrible news we read about animals, there is still good in the world. This now viral photo shared by an Imgur user is doing just that: giving us hope.

After a recent snow storm hit Turkey, the Atrium Mall, located in the Bakirkoy neighborhood of Istanbul, opened their doors to homeless dogs so that they wouldn’t have to spend the night in freezing temperatures. 

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All bundled up and warm for the night! Animal lovers stepped in to provide blankets for the dogs.

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The kind people also fed all of the dogs, so they didn’t go to bed with an empty stomach.

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One of the volunteers who gathered blankets and food for the dogs explained to CNN Turks, “All of us, if we can help as much as we can, all the stray animals will be in good shape and the street animals need help all over the world.” 

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We believe every dog deserves to be tucked in at night! 

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We are thankful the Atrium Mall in Turkey opened up their doors to allow the homeless dogs a warm place to sleep for the night. Even though Istanbul may seem far a way from the United States, many people don’t realize the extent of the pet homelessness issue right here. While we love and adore the dogs we share our homes with, the fact that there are some 70 million stray cats and dogs living on the streets gets easily ignored.

Taking the extra steps during the winter months will make sure our furry friends stay safe and warm. Most importantly, please never leave your dog or cat outdoors when the temperatures drop. No matter what the temperature is, wind chill can threaten a pet’s life. Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia when they are outdoors during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage. It’s also important to make sure your companion always has access to fresh, clean water. For more tips on how to protect your pet during the winter months, click here and please share with your friends and family.

If you’re considering welcoming a four-legged companion into your home, please always adopt and never shop. And if you’d like to get involved with your local animal shelter, check out our guide to volunteering. What may seem like a small action can make a huge difference!


Image Source: Anadolija via /Imgur



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41 comments on “This Mall in Turkey Let Homeless Dogs Sleep Inside to Escape the Cold”

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David L, Ollis
1 Days ago

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Paul DeRosa
3 Days ago

This is a Fantastic idea..Malls in this Country,( USA) should do the very same thing...


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5 Days ago

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Junia Noel
1 Months Ago

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Junia Noel
1 Months Ago

My ex and I were together for 5 years. We lived together and were engaged. We went on a trip with friends and his family and had a nasty fight and broke up. We both moved out of our home and with our parents. We decided to go no contact for a month and 2 weeks in he started dating a girl and took her on a trip to California ( where we’ve gone the last 2 years on my bday) on my birthday weekend! After battling it out thru emails and a few meetings we finally came to see each other all of last week, i love him so much and i was so desperate to have him back coz i new that girl was not the right person for him so i have to save my relationship and reunite with me ex again so i try all i could to bring him back but all to avail i have be in contact with so many spell caster who only too my money and still nothing good work out of it, i ws so confuse and devastated one day trying to search on facebook, i come across a wonderful testimony of a lady on how a spell caster who she contacted also for love spell help her and bring her husband back to her with-in less day 2 days after the spell i was so fill with joy coz this lady meant my day and i regain my hope back so i directly and desperately email http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/ coz i love my ex so much and i want him back all to my self so with-in 5 min, Dr happy email me back with hope and told me that i have found solution in him that i should worried no more so i did all he ask of me and he gave me assured and guarantee that my ex will come back so i believed and was so gifted all to my surprise after the spell my ex call, come to my working beg and apology for his mistake,and he said sorry for the nasty break up that he was inconsiderate of my feelings nt in tend to hurt me. i can testify with the power love spell of Dr happy me and my ex are happily married now thank you Dr happy i will for ever be grateful to you and keep sharing your testimony if you need help or love spell fine it difficult to get back with your ex, email [email protected] or call his mobile number on +2348133873774


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Mindy
1 Months Ago

Does anyone know whatever happened to the dog who\'s ear\'s were cut off by two men in Turkey. I read that the men were release and the dog had not been located. Is there anyone here from Turkey who can give an update on that horrible incident.


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Tuncay
04 Mar 2017

Hi Mindy. The horrific act of crazy people is not only one. Many happened here. Some of the people are arrested, some paid and released. What we do is, inform the municipality and wait for the laws... Meanwhile we sign petitions like change.org. It really works. If we come across such a terrific thing we try what we can to help the dog cat bird. We have rigths for street animals, f.ex. if you adopt a cat you are full responsible, no way out. If someone torture, kill or misbehave a street or an adopted animal, he or she faces courts. But too many crazy people out there. Until we all become aware that this planet is not just for us, we have to fight against this mentallity.

Rebecca Clay
1 Months Ago

BRAVO FOR THIS ACT OF KINDNESS for the street dogs of Turkey. Truly a glimmer of hope to protect dogs and cats that are forced to live in the streets. I hope this act goes a long way to further the plight of street animals and animal welfare in Turkey. God bless the animal lovers abroad for they are spreading peace and love around the world by protecting the most helpless and innocent among us. Compassion and empathy are a must for any and all societies to survive.


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Tom
2 Months Ago

People need to find, be given, or make their opportunities to do good in this world, especially children. Why" because Kids that are given the opportunity to be nice to animals grow up to be nice to people. ..and the opposite is true, that mistreatment of animals seem to be a commonality with violent people. I think the Turkish people at that mall need to extend this to their Arab, Muslim, and Middle Eastern friends as a way to combat making crazies that join ISIS.


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Jennifer Hamiel
02 Feb 2017

YeS! I agree!

Shannon
2 Months Ago

Wow, our pets and all animals are creations of our Lord Jesus Christ and deserve that and more !!! Thank u for keeping them warm as toast on such a frosty night with full bellys !!!!!!!


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Jennifer Hamiel
02 Feb 2017

I very much agree

judy el
05 Feb 2017

all pets need care love and good food, if we claim to be human then we must protect all vulnerable creatures we are all of gods creation we as supposedly the most intelligent species have a duty of care love care compassion healing this is the message of jesus make this a better world be part of the solution not part of the problem, agape love is the answer to the worlds ills never hurt or harm any thing or anybody god says ldo unto others as you would have others do unto you this includes our sentient loving and vulnerable furry friends, blessings to all jude.

Martha
2 Months Ago

This is such a great program. Now if other countries would follow suite dogs would be be so much better off being safe and warm... and fed.


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